Chopped up body found in suitcases

August 30, 2009 6:51:09 PM PDT
Police made a disturbing discovery in Brooklyn Sunday.A body that had been chopped into pieces was discovered in two suitcases.

The incident happened on an industrial block that is usually pretty quiet on a Sunday. But police had to close off the street after being called to the horrific scene.

What appears to be human body parts was found in two suitcases left on the sidewalk. The gruesome discovery was made around 10 a.m. The body had reportedly been chopped up, placed in bags and then put in the luggage.

Workers across the street at a milk delivery company were horrified by the sight.

"I see a lot of police, and when I went close to the place, I saw two suitcases on the floor and I see a foot, cut off," one witness said. "That was horrible, a chopped up body."

Witnesses say the body looks like it had been decaying for awhile. The bones were exposed, the flesh a dark brown color. Workers say the suitcases must have been placed there over the weekend, because they were not seen last Friday when the workers went home.

The Medical Examiner is investigating to identify the parts, as well as the sex, race and cause of death. There have been no arrests.


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